make_socksfc - Generates frozen configuratyion file for SOCKS clients
make_socksfc reads in a plain-text configuration file for the SOCKS clients and
produces a frozen configuration file as the output.
Both arguments are optional. The default for infile
; the default for outfile
. You may specify infile
, but you cannot specify outfile
without also speficying
The contents of the frozen configuration file is essentially the memory image of
the parsed input file. Using the frozen configuration file can reduce the
start-up delay of the SOCKS client programs since they no longer have to parse
the file contents.
When the SOCKS client starts, it always looks for the frozen configuration file
first . If that file is not found, it then tries to use
the plain-text configuration file /etc/socks.conf
. If you use frozen
configuration, you must remember to run make_socksfc
every time after
you modify the plain-text file or the SOCKS clients will continue to use the
frozen file of a previous configuration.
To find out the contents of a frozen configuration file, use
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